Explore a powerful Cold War Russian nuclear attack submarine
The K-77 submarine built by the Soviet Union. Its keel was laid in Gorky, U.S.S.R. in 1963 and was launched in 1965.
She was assigned to the Soviet Northern Fleet. The K-77 was manned by 12 officers, 16 noncommissioned officers and 54
crew. The Juliett-class submarines were considered formidable adversaries by United States Navy and NATO sailors.
Despite its size, the K-77 was initially found hard to track due to its tiled rubber sheath and silent running diesel-electric
motors. These underwater weapons platforms were routinely armed with four P-5, P-6, or P-500 nuclear cruise missiles
capable of destroying cities, harbors or aircraft carriers at a range of more than 500 kilometers (300 miles). Additionally, the
submarine carried up to 22 torpedoes for its 10 torpedo tubes (6 bow, 4 stern).
Taken in 2006, 2 young explorers enjoy a rare
chance to crawl about in the K77.
|The author taking a
look through the
periscope. This is
the view "they" had
on "US". We
intended to return
for a more detail
This was the view of the K77 from the tower
at Collier Point Park. Note the American
flag flying on the former USSR warship.
This image is the free flood compartment port
side, facing the river. The point of interest is
the tiny bilge pump in the middle left. Is this
why it sank?
VUME - See the Russian Sub Museum before it sank !
K77 Juliett 484 Russian Submarine (aka K19 Widowmaker)
On April 18, 2007, the powerful reign of the spring Nor-Easter pummeled the submarine to the bottom of the ocean. While
not deep water, the museum is currently closed and it will be an expensive and exhausting venture to resurface and to
refurbish the behemoth. Please visit www.juliett484.org for complete details and donation instructions.
A Russian torpedo
The radar set.
Valves, valves, valves and more valves
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|Is this man with the KGB?
|Towed to the scrap yard August 11, 2009